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Surfing Blog — The Science Behind Surfing

Am I Too Old to Learn to Surf?

Am I Too Old to Learn to Surf?

There are approximately 23 million surfers throughout the world. Have you ever wanted to become one of them?If you want to become a surfer, what's stopping you? Do you think you're too old to learn to surf?That couldn't be further from the truth! There's no reason to let age stop you from doing what you've always wanted to do. 5...

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Waves: How Are They Formed

wave formation

The more you learn about the science of ocean waves, the higher your capacity to find them, catch them and ride them will be. Toward that end, what follows is a brief outline of wave formation to help you integrate your knowledge of surfing with your understanding of waves.   Three Types of Waves There are at least three types...

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The Anatomy of a Wave: The Killer Wave

Anatomy of a Wave: Killer Wave

Trying to ride a tsunami is not only dangerous, but it’s a foolish idea. There are plenty of big wave surfers that claim to have ridden a tsunami. There are even videos on YouTube with titles like “Stuck in a Tsunami” and “Surfing a Tsunami” that suggests surfers have ridden those giant killer waves. The University of Hawaii Hilo says...

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Pros and Cons of Surfing In a Wetsuit

Wearing a Wetsuit when Surfing

How does a wetsuit work? By keeping you wet, of course! When the suit gets soaked, it traps a thin layer of water between you and your suit. Your body heat warms that water and the suit traps in the heat to keep you warm. Pretty neat, right? So now that we know how it works, the question is, do...

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Advanced Surfing Techniques: Analyzing Your Mistakes

Advanced Surfing Techniques: Analyzing Your Mistakes

Surfing is a sport, and as with any sport, an athlete is bound to make mistakes and have weaknesses. Some may say that to become a better surfer you just need more time in the water, but this is only partially true. You also need to also make the most of that time, not just keep repeating the same mistakes....

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